East StratCom disinformation claim:

Crimean Tatars in Simferopol enjoy freedom of speech.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 22. September 2016

Debunk claim:

Since Russia illegally annexed Crimea, local authorities have declared two Crimean Tatar leaders personae non gratae and prohibited them from entering Crimea. They also have searched, threatened, or shut down Crimean Tatar media outlets and banned peaceful gatherings to commemorate historic events, such as the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars during the Soviet years. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/08/26/crimean-tatar-activist-confined-psychiatric-hospital, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/04/ban-on-ethnic-crimean-tatar-assembly-aimed-at-snuffing-out-dissent/ // The EU voiced its concerns regarding the situation of the Crimean Tatars: https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/2879_en

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 42. The item is located at row number 6 in the report.

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